Ecuador sees only a “peaceful” and “democratic” solution to the crisis in Venezuela, according to an official statement responding to the statements on Friday (September 14, 2018) of the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro.
“Ecuador supports a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis experienced by the sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” says an official statement released today, Sunday, September 16, 2018, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which it also rejects the words of the Secretary General of the main inter-American organization.
“Only a peaceful and democratic solution can legitimately and permanently resolve the Venezuelan crisis,” insists the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry, which in the past has blamed the massive exodus of emigrants to the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
In a press conference he gave on the Colombian side of the Simón Bolívar international bridge, a few meters from the border with Venezuela, Almagro had been consulted about a possible military intervention and considered that “we should not rule out any option”.
After two days of waiting, Ecuador responds to the pronouncement of the Secretary General with a sharp rejection of the military option. Ecuador “rejects any pronouncement that supports the use or threat of the use of force in international relations, as they are contrary to the principles of international law, the Charter of the United Nations and the governing precepts of Ecuador’s foreign policy that establishes the Constitution of the Republic, “reads the note.
Yesterday it was the Lima Group, made up of a dozen Latin American countries that consider the democratic order in Venezuela broken, which rejected an eventual military intervention in that nation.
For Ecuador, which has not spared Maduro criticism in the last three months, “the future of Venezuelans should be decided only by Venezuelans, in an atmosphere where full respect for fundamental rights and democratic standards has been previously restored.”
“The international community must support the organization of a true national dialogue, transparent, democratic and with international oversight in Venezuela,” the Andean country underlines the statements of Almagro. (I)